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Direct TV Contract Terms?

Heynow77
02-19-2006, 10:16 AM
Do they have a month to month plan or are all their plans 1-2 year contracts?

I was plan on getting this service, but I'm a little uneasy on a long term commitment. And Fios TV will be coming to my neighborhood and I'd like to have that option available.

Thanks!

chrpai
02-19-2006, 11:11 AM
If I understand the current state of things, act now before Mar 1 and you'll be ok.

There is a contract, but it seems to be if you return the equipment you get out of the fee. So pick up whatever you need for free and return it if you want out.

After March 1 I think the lease terms effect things and you can't return it to get out of the fee.

I loved D* for 6 years but I just couldn't justify what they wanted for 2 HD DVR's.

Blade316
02-19-2006, 11:55 AM
When the lease program starts on March 1st, and if you go with all lease. It is actually easier to get out of the contract. Same thing return equip and void any cancel fee. There isnt any $20 per box fee for returns like there is now. So either way your choice. Same result.

Heynow77
02-19-2006, 10:17 PM
Sounds great, thanks guys for the help.

Heynow77
02-19-2006, 10:46 PM
After calling a sales rep, I was informed there would be a $150 cancelation fee (http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/learn/CustomerAgreement.jsp). The HD package I wanted to order comes with a two year plan, so after March 1st, will this contract still exist?

bgoalie35
02-20-2006, 09:20 AM
I think blade is saying yes, it will still exist, but it will be very easy to get out of. Just return your boxes to D* when you cancel, and they will not charge you that fee. Some people have gotten out of their contract with D* under the current model, just by returning their equipment.

bgoalie35
02-20-2006, 09:22 AM
If you want to be sure, negotiate it over the phone with D* when you sign up, and then make then note it on your account. Ask them to email you something in writing, confirming that you can break the contract if you return all your equipment.

Heynow77
02-20-2006, 09:45 AM
If you want to be sure, negotiate it over the phone with D* when you sign up, and then make then note it on your account. Ask them to email you something in writing, confirming that you can break the contract if you return all your equipment.
I just tried this and spoke with two reps, and they stated "all our plans require a one year commitment".

I'll wait until the Fios comes out and then compare the two to see which is best for me.

Thanks for all the help.